Join us for a dynamic and interactive discussion about dystonia evaluation and treatment. We will dive into the basics of understanding the diagnosis including the latest neuroscience evidence of pathophysiology. We will then highlight key tools for sensory assessment and neuroplasticity based treatment. We will end by applying treatment principles to case studies. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Live WebinarWed, Mar 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm EDT
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to identify at least three common clinical features of dystonia.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two clinical assessment tools for the sensory problem in dystonia.
- Participants will be able to identify all of the steps for a neuroplasticity-driven approach to dystonia treatment.
- Participants will be able to outline at least one learning-based sensorimotor retraining strategy to a patient case.
|0-15 Minutes||Review of learner outcomes and definitions|
|15-30 Minutes||Dystonia: what is it, diagnosis, clinical assessment|
|30-45 Minutes||Neuroplasticity approach to assessment|
|45-60 Minutes||Neuroplasticity approach to treatment|
|60-75 Minutes||Neuroplasticity and learning based sensorimotor training|
|75-90 Minutes||Patient case 1|
|90-105 Minutes||Patient case 2|
|105-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Julie Hershberg, PT, DPT, NCS
Julie Hershberg PT, DPT, NCS is a neurologic physical therapist with a passion for movement disorders. She founded re+active physical therapy & wellness, a neurologic physical therapy, and wellness studio with two locations in Southern California. At re+active she developed the first neurologic-based physical therapy fellowship—The Schmidt Movement Disorders Fellowship, now in its 4th year. She has presented courses and published articles on neurologic physical therapy including topics of stroke, neurologic assessment, differential diagnosis, dystonia, and movement disorders. In addition, Dr. Hershberg is clinical faculty at the University of Southern California, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy with the main roles of directing Neuropathology for the last 7 years, and teaching and mentoring in clinical neuroanatomy and neurologic screening.
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